The Shy Little Kitten is a Little Golden Book. It was one of the original twelve Golden books to be published in 1942.
Way up in the hayloft of an old red barn live a mother cat and her new baby kittens. Five out of six are bold and frisky and black and white, but one is striped and very, very shy. One day the kittens wash up and climb down the hayloft. They follow their mother into the warm sunshine. The five frisky kittens roll around in the grass, but the shy little kitten just stands there.